Congressman Fred Keller announces committee assignments for 117th Congress

January 27, 2021
Press Release
Retains key roles on education, labor, oversight, and energy committees, selected as Assistant Republican Whip

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) received his committee assignments for the 117th Congress, announcing his continued service on the House Education and Labor Committee, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and House Energy Action Team (HEAT).

 

Additionally, Keller was appointed as an Assistant Whip by Republican Whip Steve Scalise. In this leadership position on the House Republican Whip Team, Keller will work to further House Republicans’ legislative priorities and those of the people of Pennsylvania’s 12 District.

 

On receiving his assignments in the new session, Congressman Keller made the following statement:

“I am proud of the work our team has been able to accomplish on behalf of Pennsylvania’s 12th District in the last Congress—advancing legislation to support job creators, stand up for our farmers, expand rural access to high-speed internet, and further America’s energy independence. We will continue to build on those accomplishments to deliver a better future for the people I am honored to represent.

“Additionally, I am grateful for the confidence that Whip Scalise has placed in me to serve as an Assistant Whip and help shape our nation’s future. Although by a razor-thin margin, Democrats will have control of Congress and the White House, making it that much more important that we work together to defend the values and priorities of Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.”

The House Education and the Labor Committee oversees programs that affect all Americans, from early learning and higher education to job training and retirement security. Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is home to several career and vocational schools, as well as colleges and universities, including Penn State University, Bucknell University, Susquehanna University, Juniata College, Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Mansfield University, and Lycoming College.

The Committee on Oversight and Reform is the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It has authority to investigate subjects within the Committee’s jurisdiction as well as “any matter” within the jurisdiction of the other standing House Committees.

The House Energy Action Team (HEAT) is a coalition of House Republicans representing districts with significant energy infrastructure. Its mission is to promote energy policies that will address rising energy prices, create family-sustaining energy jobs and enhance our national security by promoting American energy independence.

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